Definition of blasphemy in English:

blasphemy

noun

  • The act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.

    ‘he was detained on charges of blasphemy’
    ‘screaming incomprehensible blasphemies’
    • ‘Is a culture that's gone so far away from the substance of Christianity really able to discern what is blasphemy?’
    • ‘He was prosecuted several times for obscenity and blasphemy.’
    • ‘How shall this blasphemy be punished?’
    • ‘Many aspects of the film did not work for me, which is almost blasphemy when talking about such a classic.’
    • ‘How stating such obvious facts could constitute blasphemy was not entirely clear.’
    • ‘Just the other day, I heard the worst blasphemy come from that woman's mouth.’
    • ‘Before I elaborate on his numerous and profane blasphemies, perhaps an introduction to the professor would be helpful.’
    • ‘A strict control of blasphemy and bad language was maintained.’
    • ‘Questioning God is the ultimate blasphemy.’
    • ‘He became notorious in England for drunkenness, blasphemy, and lechery, and for having abandoned his wife and child.’
    • ‘Paul's blasphemy was unintended, and he repented when he recognized the truth.’
    • ‘He's gone from an evangelical upbringing to religious blasphemy.’
    • ‘Playwrights came under heavy attack for frivolity, blasphemy, and immorality.’
    • ‘Other teachers and students were horrified at this blasphemy.’
    • ‘He told people he was the Son of God when he knew that, in saying so, people would either think him insane or accuse him of blasphemy.’
    • ‘A child from a Christian home can be put in an embarrassing situation if asked to read aloud a passage including swear words and blasphemy.’
    • ‘The devout Catholic was drunk and began to pour forth appalling blasphemies.’
    • ‘Can an author with reason complain that he is cramped and shackled if he is not at liberty to publish blasphemy, bawdry, or sedition?’
    • ‘The novel was publicly burned (for its manifest blasphemy) at Oxford by William Sewell.’
    • ‘Idols are worshipped by various religions, while idolatry is blasphemy to others.’
    profanity, profaneness, sacrilege, irreligiousness, irreverence, taking the lord's name in vain, swearing, curse, cursing, impiety, impiousness, ungodliness, unholiness, desecration, disrespect
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek blasphēmia ‘slander, blasphemy’.

Pronunciation

blasphemy

/ˈblæsfəmi//ˈblasfəmē/